When crime is used as an excuse – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2008 in defence, juries, murder, news by sally

“Three men who took part in the brutal murder of special constable Nisha Patel-Nasri, have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

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Lawyers defend Pc killer’s term – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“An attempt by the murderer of a policeman to overturn his ‘whole life’ sentence has been challenged in the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

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Fadi Nasri jailed for life for police wife’s murder – The Times

Posted June 25th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A cheating husband who had his special constable wife killed so he could start a new life with his mistress was today jailed for a minimum of years 20 years.”

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The Times, 25th June 2008

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Wife killer wins appeal hearing – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A man who persuaded his lover to kill his wife with the knife the pair used in sado-masochistic sex has won the first round of a Court of Appeal case.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2008

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Teenager jailed for life over ‘wild west’ crossfire death – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“An 18-year-old was today jailed for life for the murder of a Polish woman who was caught in the crossfire of a ‘wild west’ shoot-out in a south London car park.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2008

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Youths jailed for killing woman – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who sexually assaulted and killed a woman after a day of binge-drinking have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 20th Junes 2008

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Life for son’s murder in chip row – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A father has been told he must serve at least 12 years in jail for stabbing his son to death in a drunken row over chips at their home.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2008

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New Year gun killers may appeal – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2008 in anonymity, murder, news, witnesses by sally

“The four men convicted of murdering two teenage girls outside a New Year party may go to the Court of Appeal following a ruling over anonymous witnesses.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2008

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Bail and murder – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, consultations, murder by sally

“This consultation asks whether the rules governing the enforcement of bail conditions and the grant of bail to suspects charged with murder should be revised in the light of recent cases of murder and manslaughter committed by persons on bail. It examines the issues surrounding the grant of bail and the possible options available for recalibrating the law or procedures to provide a greater emphasis on public safety.”

Consultation paper (PDF)

List of questions for response (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 17th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Schoolboy’s killers must serve at least 30 years – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two gunmen were yesterday found guilty of the ‘well-planned execution’ of a church-going teenager shot dead while he slept. His killers mistook him for his drug-dealing older brother.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

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Appeal over Goth murder sentence – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two teenage boys jailed for life for the murder of a woman who was killed for dressing as a Goth have lodged an appeal against their sentences.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Black Panther ‘to die in prison’ – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The killer who became known as the Black Panther has been told he will spend the rest of his life in jail.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2008

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Families call for tough sentences – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in demonstrations, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“Bereaved families have marched in London to demand tougher sentencing for the perpetrators of violent crime.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2008

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Jill Dando murder: Barry George faces retrial – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2008 in murder, news, retrials by sally

“A man obsessed with female television celebrities and guns murdered Jill Dando nine years ago, the Old Bailey heard today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2008

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Teenager who killed youth worker given life sentence – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager was today sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of shooting a youth worker six times as he sat on a garden wall.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2008

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe’s release hopes quashed by Jack Straw – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw has quashed the hopes of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, of gaining his freedom using human rights legislation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2008

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Nisha Patel-Nasri: Husband convicted of special constable’s murder – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“The husband of Nisha Patel-Nasri, the special constable who was stabbed to death on her third wedding anniversary, was today convicted of her murder.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

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Life term for fatal city stabbing – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A 19-year-old who stabbed a father-of-three to death in a ‘cowardly attack’ has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2008

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Murder nurse in conviction appeal – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, nurses by sally

“A nurse jailed for murdering elderly patients in his care by injecting them with insulin has launched a bid to appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2008

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Life for man who shot 22-year-old – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for life for shooting dead a 22-year-old in north-west London.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2008

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